Habitus Gift Guides – A Taste of Christmas

Habitus editor Aleesha Callahan is curating a series of festive season gift guides, each inspired by the five senses. Up first is ‘taste’, where food is the undeniable centrepiece. Peruse products that are the perfect kitchen and dining accompaniment.

Get in the festive season with Tom Dixon's Puck Balloon glassware

Food and drinks overflowing, people gathering around the island bench and table – the kitchen and dining areas are the centre of the hustle and bustle during the festive season, where memorable dishes come to life.

For 2021, Habitus is embracing the five senses of the festive season with the first of our Christmas Gift Guide series featuring a curated selection of lust-worthy products for taste-makers, the avid home chefs and anyone who loves pottering in the kitchen or putting out a spread on the dining table.

Kink Oil bottle by JAM

Sculptural with a quirky twist, the Kink Oil bottle from JAM (by Adelaide’s JamFactory) is the perfect present for the food and design lovers in your life. Made using traditional glass blowing techniques, Kink comes in three colourways and adds a bit of fun to the kitchen.

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Conversation Cups by Soft Edge Studio

Created with the desire to have an object that was at once similar yet subtly different, the Conversation Cup series created by Byron Bay ceramic studio Soft Edge Studio is hand-crafted in porcelain, with each cup in the set unique. A set to hold and cherish, while being functional, Soft Edge Studio is more interested in exploration and the happy accidents that come out of the process.

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Sub-Zero Undercounter Wine Storage

What festive season would be complete without a lovely drop? And even better is having the right appliance to keep your wine collection in the perfect temperament. Sub-Zero’s range of Undercounter Wine Storage integrates seamlessly into your home but even more importantly it comes with outstanding technology to protect your wine and preserve it for the special moments the cork is popped.

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6-piece Sori Yanagi cutlery set from Cibi

Setting the scene for the joy of good design in even the simple pleasures of everyday life, this set of cutlery by Japanese designer Sori Yanagi was originally designed in 1974. Clean lines and irreverent flourishes make this cutlery set stand out and its elegance has been recognised with a prestigious Good Design Award in Japan, and a Long Life Design Award in 2001. Each piece is made in Niigata, a region in Japan renowned for craftsmanship.

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Gaggenau Combi-steam Oven

A delicious addition to the kitchen that brings much more than a usual oven, Gaggenau’s combi-steam ovens allows the inner chef to shine. Steaming, braising, baking, cooking, grilling and even sous-vide – a combi-steam oven by Gaggenau is the ultimate home cooking luxury.

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Amicable Split Bench by Blu Dot

Versatile and classic, the Amicable Split Bench by Blu Dot is the perfect way to bring everyone together. Whether used at the dining table, or in an entryway or at the end of the bed, what sets this bench apart is its unique design. Split and curved down the middle, the Amicable Split Bench offers supreme seating comfort.

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Resin Long Dew Servers in tortoiseshell by Dinosaur Designs

What meal time with friends and family is complete without a delicious, crunchy salad? And what better way to present it on the table than with Dinosaur Designs salad servers? Dinosaur Designs resin products are Australian design icons, making a delightful gift for the design lover in your life.

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Great Dane Vilda 3 Dining Chair

Exuding Scandinavian charm, the Vilda 3 Dining Chairs from Great Dane have a sturdy, comfortable quality. The classic bentwood frame has been modernised with a vegetable tan leather backrest, while comfort for long dining experiences is of course a key consideration.

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Tom Dixon Brew cafetiere giftset and Puck Glassware from Living Edge

Never one to shy away from a bold gesture, Tom Dixon’s range of Puck Balloon glassware make the act of dining even more delightful, setting the table with unexpected charm. Equally dramatic and eye-catching is the Cafetiere giftset – sleek and sensuous in its geometries – it makes for an unforgettable gift for those with a discerning eye.

Brew Black giftset and Puck Balloon glasses


ISSHO Dining Table by King

Shifting from each angle, the ISSHO Dining Table by King expresses a dynamism in its form that makes it a standout. Soft edges are balanced through the careful proportions of the legs, while every angle has been given direction. Finished in a timber veneer in several colours, the ISSHO is where magic moments happen.

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Mayde Australian Native Tea from Jardan

Celebrate the taste of Australia with Mayde’s Australian Native tea blend from Jardan. Featuring Strawberry gum, Lemongrass and Lemon Myrtle, it’s a tea that can easily find its way into your daily ritual.

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Stay tuned as we journey through the senses with a range of products in the lead up to the festive season.